Post graduate education

Last changed: 01 March 2019

Post graduate education is given within the subject areas environmental science, soil science and ecology.

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Post-graduate studies at the department

The PhD students at the department participate in research project together with other PhD students, post-docs and researchers. Our students use field studies, experiments and data from environmental monitoring in their theses. Post graduate education is given within the subject areas environmental science, environmental science (environmental chemistry) and ecology.

The PhD program normally takes four years. A doctoral degree consists of both a dissertation and courses (at least 45 credits). The dissertation typically includes four scientific articles, of which at least one is published in a scientific journal.

The department organizes several courses, among others a course in multivariate statistics. SLU offers courses in e.g. scientific methods, philosophy of science, project management, communications and pedagogics.

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Doctoral education courses at SLU

Research schools

Research schools at SLU provide courses, seminars, workshops etc. The majority of them are transdisciplinary and thematically organized. Many of SLU's research schools cooperate with the industry or other organizations outside SLU.

The department is most active in the research schools Focus on soils and waters and Ecology - basics and applications, but there are several other research schools at SLU and in Sweden.

More information about research schools at SLU.


List of all published doctoral and licentiate theses from the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment.



There are currently 18 PhD students at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment. Since the first dissertation in 1997, 47 PhD theses and 10 licentiate theses have been published.


Brendan McKie
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU, 018-67 31 55